• Data software firm Snowflake lands on Microsoft's Azure cloud

    4 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    Snowflake, a California cloud-computing data software company, has launched its products on Microsoft Azure, another boost for the Redmond company as it competes with Amazon's popular cloud service. Snowflake CEO and former longtime Microsoft executive Bob Muglia made the announcement...
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  • Microsoft speeds up its Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Microsoft speeds up its Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse , the company's cloud-based database service for big data workloads, is getting yet another speed bump today. A few months ago, the company sped up the service with the general availability of its second-generation compute-optimized tier and today it's doubling its query performance thanks to the launch of its new instant data movement technology.
    Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft's CTO for Azure Data, tells me that instant data movement is the result of the company's decades-long investments in database technology. “Given the fact that we've been doing...
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